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Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Being Hit by a Semi-truck at the intersection of NW 10th Street and Hickman Road in Waukee, Iowa

Waukee, Iowa — A bicyclist sustained serious injuries following a collision with a semi-truck. The incident happened Friday afternoon at NW 10th Street and Hickman Road intersection.

According to authorities, the semi-truck was at the stoplight and initiated a westward turn onto Hickman Road when the light turned green. At the same time, a bicyclist was crossing the intersection, heading eastbound, when the semi-truck driver failed to spot the bicyclist and collided with them.

The bicyclist suffered severe injuries, and emergency personnel transported them to the hospital.

No further details have been released.

Thoughts on semi-trucks and bicycle collisions

As more individuals ditch their vehicles for bicycles, it is important to recognize that bicyclists are among the most vulnerable road users. This is especially important for large commercial trucks to remember who rule the road with their massive size and weight.

Intersections, where multiple traffic streams converge, are particularly risky for cyclists. Truckers must remain acutely aware of all road users, including cyclists when navigating intersections. Any lapse in attention or judgment can have devastating consequences, as seen in this incident.

For accountability to happen, we need to determine what factors led to this crash. Was the driver inattentive to their surroundings? Were they inexperienced in maneuvering turns? Truck drivers must adhere to safety measures on the road. This includes regularly checking blind spots before making turns, driving at a safe speed according to traffic conditions, and maintaining a safe distance from bicyclists. Truck drivers should be held accountable when they fail to do this and someone gets hurt due to their actions.

The injured cyclist deserves justice and compensation for the suffering and injuries caused by this incident. May that be received swiftly.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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